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Postby Patella Tendon » Tue May 22, 2007 9:06 am

With Glen Perkins going on the DL and Silva getting lit up again, what do you think of the chances?
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Postby bigwords » Tue May 22, 2007 10:29 am

Zero. Perkins was being used as a middle reliever and the Twins have already called up his replacement.
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Postby BlueBandit24 » Tue May 22, 2007 8:12 pm

Don't expect to see him for some time still. They'll ride Silva for as long as they can possibly justify it due to his salary, and they're not going to call Slowey up for a 2 week stint in the bullpen. I'd say he has a better chance of getting the call if they choose to remove Ortiz from the rotation.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Tue May 22, 2007 8:57 pm

BlueBandit24 wrote:Don't expect to see him for some time still. They'll ride Silva for as long as they can possibly justify it due to his salary, and they're not going to call Slowey up for a 2 week stint in the bullpen. I'd say he has a better chance of getting the call if they choose to remove Ortiz from the rotation.


yep

I think Slowey gets the next chance, the Twins seems to think Garza needs lots of work.
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Postby ctt8410 » Wed May 23, 2007 4:10 pm

The Star-Tribune wrote:Gardenhire also gave an interesting answer when asked if the team would consider using Matt Garza and Kevin Slowey to patch their bullpen holes.

“They will not go to the bullpen,” Gardenhire said. “They’re close to being ready to pitch up here, and if we keep struggling in our rotation, we can make a move like that, move one of those guys.”
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Postby ctt8410 » Fri May 25, 2007 10:35 pm

Slowey's line from tonight:

8.0IP, 7H, 0ER, 0BB, 7K

For the year:

64.1 IP, 6-2, 1.54 ERA, 57K, 5BB, 0.81 WHIP

The 2 losses were both complete game efforts.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri May 25, 2007 10:42 pm

ctt8410 wrote:Slowey's line from tonight:

8.0IP, 7H, 0ER, 0BB, 7K

For the year:

64.1 IP, 6-2, 1.54 ERA, 57K, 5BB, 0.81 WHIP

The 2 losses were both complete game efforts.


we all know he can pitch in AAA

the question has always been

1)can he keep up with his stuff in the majors

2)will he get a chance soon
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Postby ctt8410 » Fri May 25, 2007 11:28 pm

Just wanted to keep everyone up to date.

Since both questions are opinion-based, then I'll say the answer is yes to both. Silva is 0-4, 6.17 in his last 4 starts and Ortiz is 0-3, 11.74 in his last 4 starts. Slowey will get his chance in June.

He's kept his walks down at every level and he works efficiently while keeping the ball in the park. While I like Yo Gallardo better for fantasy, it's tough to ignore Slowey at this point.
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Postby BlueBandit24 » Sat May 26, 2007 12:20 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:
ctt8410 wrote:Slowey's line from tonight:

8.0IP, 7H, 0ER, 0BB, 7K

For the year:

64.1 IP, 6-2, 1.54 ERA, 57K, 5BB, 0.81 WHIP

The 2 losses were both complete game efforts.


we all know he can pitch in AAA

the question has always been

1)can he keep up with his stuff in the majors

2)will he get a chance soon


Both valid concerns, and I'd say yes to both. He has similar stuff to Radke and the same type of great control. If he locates his pitches well and maintains command, he can have success.

If Ortiz struggles tonight, I think Slowey is up. He's been pitching too well and the Twins have too much ground to make up for them not to find another solid starter.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sat May 26, 2007 12:30 pm

BlueBandit24 wrote:
PlayingWithFire wrote:
ctt8410 wrote:Slowey's line from tonight:

8.0IP, 7H, 0ER, 0BB, 7K

For the year:

64.1 IP, 6-2, 1.54 ERA, 57K, 5BB, 0.81 WHIP

The 2 losses were both complete game efforts.


we all know he can pitch in AAA

the question has always been

1)can he keep up with his stuff in the majors

2)will he get a chance soon


Both valid concerns, and I'd say yes to both. He has similar stuff to Radke and the same type of great control. If he locates his pitches well and maintains command, he can have success.

If Ortiz struggles tonight, I think Slowey is up. He's been pitching too well and the Twins have too much ground to make up for them not to find another solid starter.


I have NO DOUBT that Slowey can be a Radke, but a lot of people is expecting more than that. Remember, Radke was hardly a spectacular type and is usually a consistent #3-4 fantasy SP at best. I know a few people that think Slowey can be a #2 or #1. I have serious doubts about that.
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